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Summer Evening Talk: Mary Barton’s Manchester

Join us for a summer evening talk on the 1840s Manchester of Elizabeth Gaskell’s first novel, Mary Barton.

Dr Diane Duffy will lead you on a literary journey of discovery of the places, buildings and landmarks of the city as featured in the book, with extracts from the text to map the way.

This fascinating talk will interest anyone who wants to find out more about historical Manchester in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing and is a perfect companion to Sherry Ashworth’s introductory workshop session on the novel.

Tickets are £8. Included in the event is a glass of wine to round off the perfect summer literary evening.


Wed 10th Jul 7pm - 8pm

Readings/Lectures, Talk

The interruptions of home life are never ending

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863